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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is friday, march 4th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." blistering attacks dominate a vulgar gop debate. we ask donald trump about the backlash to his campaign. the wounded warrior project is losing support from big donors. new developments in a cbs news investigation. she lost her leg in the boston marathon bombing but that hasn't slowed her down. we will meet the woman preparing to run this year's race. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener."
he referred to my hand of basketball, something else must be small. i guarantee you, there is no problem. >> another gop slug fest. >> donald trump is basically mocked everybody with personal attacks. >> this little guy has lied so much. >> here we go. >> about my rod. >> not what you said -- >> i know it's hard not to interrupt but just try. >> it's not what you said. >> breathe, breathe, breathe. >> don't worry about it, little marco. >> gentlemen! gentlemen! >> you want to chill out? >> gentlemen, you have to do better than this. >> you say everywhere i go, people say you seem to be the adult on the stage. >> others are throwing their support behind apple. >> the league gave the new england patriots quarterback tom brady. >> we are back in deflategate! >> i wasn't thinking oh, my god what have i done? >> if that expression means
thrilled when i forgot her birthday! >> controversy over singer nina simone. >> coming under fire wearing a prosthetic nose and darkened skin. >> the speck that was hanging off ted cruz's lip for a while, people wondering what is that? >> he ran into something he didn't quite expect. suv that was pulling up, a thief ran into it. >> march madness is just getting started. >> that's going to do it. oh! >> and all that matters. >> donald trump is a phony. >> the man who carried the baton for the republicans is not passing it. he is hitting him over the head with it. >> he was begging for my endorsement. i could have said, mitt, drop to your knees, he would have dropped to his knees. he was begging shraj. >> on "cbs this morning" he a huge business success? he doesn't know what he is talking about. no, he isn't and no, he doesn't. >> true, trump has put his name on some terrible investments. for example, four years ago, he endorsed mitt romney for
announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places! snowe . welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is off. soledad o'brien is with us. one of the most tumultuous days in republican party history ended with a bitter presidential debate. last night's tone was fiery, insulting, and at one point indecent. front-runner donald trump faced constant attacks from his main rivals and tough questions from the moderators. >> hanging over the debate was a scathing speech from mitt romney, the last gop nominee, who called trump a phony and a fraud. major garrett is outside the fox theater in detroit where he covered last night's debate. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the atmosphere was tense and the confrontation was battle lines have never been more sharply drawn.
movement and a gop establishment personified by mitt romney. stakes high and nomination and future of the republican party and from the beginning the fight was on. >> he referred to my hands of basketball. something else must be small. i guarantee you, there is no problem. i guarantee you. >> reporter: the 11th republican debate started with a lewd response from donald trump to a new low that foreshadowed the brawl to come. >> this little guy has lied so much about my record. >> here we go! here we go! >> so much. >> it's a minor civil case. >> donald, learn not to interrupt. it's not complicated. count to ten, donald, count to ten. >> i have a policy question for you, sir. >> let's see if he answers it. >> i will. don't worry about it, marco. don't worry about it, little marco! >> gentlemen! gentlemen! >> reporter: a defensive trump dismissed lawsuits alleged he
his now defunct trump university easement he conned those people like he conned these people in his university. >> reporter: trump hammered full positions. >> let's put up full screen number two. >> rolling out statistic after statistic. >> the rating from the business bureau was a d minus. the last publicly revealed rating. >> my plan for taxes and tax gutting is the best by far of everybody. >> but, mr. trump, mr. trump, your numbers don't add up. >> trump was also pressed to answer a scathing speech earlier in the day by 2012 nominee mitt romney. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> he failed miserably and it was an embarrassment to everybody, including the republican party. >> reporter: rebels marco rubio and ted cruz attacked relentlessly and asked the
off-the-record meeting with "the new york times." >> if tonight you tell new york city to release the audio they will do it and we can see what your true views are on immigration. >> trump refused. >> i may have discussed something like that with "the new york times" but i would conversations. >> reporter: the context, trump argued, was his willingness to achieve compromise. >> but i've never seen a flexible. >> reporter: cruz and rubio declared that proof that trump's conservative rhetoric won't match his presidential reality. >> donald, please, i know it's hard not to interrupt, but try. >> not what you said. >> breathe. >> lyin' ted. >> when they are done with the yoga, can i talk? >> i hope we don't see yoga on this stage. never know. >> even after that comaust exhausting and noisy jousting, they all
nominee even if that is donald trump. senator john mccain spoke out romney finished his speech yesterday. he called trump's national security positions, quote, uninformed and dangerous. after last night's debate, major garrett asked trump about the gop establishment pylon. >> different to you today to suddenly have romney and mccain coming after you? >> no, i didn't know mccain came after me. he better -- i'm sure -- >> reporter: ed he agreed with what romney did? >> oh, he did? well, that is not nice and he has to be very careful. >> reporter: why? >> i will -- he'll find out. but romney is a failed candidate. he made a fool out of himself. he should have beaten barack obama and he feels badly about it. the fact is mitt romney choked as bad as i've ever seen anybody choke other than marco rubio when he was grilled by chris christie, he choked. but i will tell you, mitt romney should have been president. he disappeared.
and i wasn't happy about it and neither are a lot of other people. >> reporter: does a conversation about trump university help you or hurt you? >> well, it's a small deal and they try and make this such a big deal. they don't talk about the buildings i've built overthe world. >> reporter: they are trying to make it appear something representative of your larger image. >> my larger image is buildings all over the world. we are working on hundreds of deals and doing tremendous work all over the world. big deals, much bigger than that. here is the thing. >> reporter: when you're talking about trump university, you're not talking about other things? >> i agree. they will take one deal or two deals and out of hundreds and hundreds of deals that you do and they will try to make you look bad. trump university, i'll end up winning that in court. as sure as you're standing there, i'll win that in court. i could settle but i'm not a settler. >> john dickerson is in the nation." you have the unleashing of all of these attacks against donald trump. will it, in fact, have a dent in
embolden his supporters deepen their own commitment? both. it's possible it's both a turnout mechanism for all of disappointed with the establishment and it now looks like the establishment is trying from them. but it also might focus the mind of some republicans who have been kind of wondering or tuning it out. mitt romney tried to set the stakes for republican voters. >> john, what about the attacks on trump university? he called it a minor civil case but there are 5,000 workers suing him and it was not just a main topic in the debate last night and main part of rubio's attacks but now the main topic of super pac ads. do you think that might have a dent in -- >> well, it goes at his professionalism and his brand is in the middle of that so it might work a little bit better rather than some of these more childish attacks. it goes at competency and it goes to this thing of sort of
marco rubio's argument this is a template what he will do for the voters but it gets in the weeds pretty quickly so i'm not sure it has a big impact. >> john, there was arguments after argument against trump's candidacy and then at the end of the night all of the folks on the stage said they would support him if, in fact, he were a nominee and seemed to undercut an entire day they were trying to work against that exact point. >> i think that is right and i think it swallows the attack they are making. if they are saying he is going to ruin the country and ruin the republican party, then they sort of stepped back from that if they say, well, but i'll endorse him any way. so it doesn't seem to be that effective. but this is politics. >> how does it look for march 15th for him? >> well, we are a little bit a ways away. march 15th is the day everybody is focusing on because if the establishment is going to stop donald trump, they are going to have to do it in florida and ohio which vote on those days, winner take all contests. the strategy is a bit of a long
rubio win in florida and to have kasich win in ohio. that would deny trump the delegates or start to deny him the delegates to get to cleveland in the convention and then hopefully they would be able to work it out there. but right now, it looks like trump is still in pretty good shape in those two states. >> is there one person behind the scenes running all of these attacks against donald trump? >> no. >> thank you, john. >> multipronged attack in this part of the game. everybody is trying to take him down. >> john speaks with ted cruz this sunday on "face the nation" on cbs. new jersey governor chris christie is defending his endorsement of donald trump. he has come under fire from establishment republicans for supporting the gop front-runner. he was mocked on social media for appearing distant during a trump victory speech on tuesday night. well, christie answered his critics yesterday. >> no, i wasn't being held hostage. no, i wasn't sitting up there thinking, oh, my god, what have
i was sitting -- standing up there supporting the person who i believe is the best person to beat hillary clinton of the remaining republican candidates and it's why i endorsed him. >> christie dropped out of the republican race last month after a poor showing in new hampshire. apple and its fight with the fbi, google, amazon, microsoft among dozens of companies on thursday that filed friend of the court briefs. they argue the court order to help unlock the san bernardino gunman's iphone threatens product security and consumer privacy. relatives of six attack victims and law enforcement groups filed their own brief opposing apple. new air strikes outside of damascus could threaten the partially cease-fire in sea. the week-old truce does not include isis. rebels backed by the united states are making gains against isis and holly williams just
lines in northeast syria. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no truce here in northeastern syria. where the syrian democratic forces who are backed by the u.s. have just launched a new campaign against isis. algae al jidadi was liberated from syria last week. buildings still standing are donned with isis slogans but now that group is under the control of the syrian democratic forces and arab kurdish alliance backed by the u.s. this was the isis police station, the islamic police station. this commander kabani told us that u.s. coalition air strikes helped her fighters defeat the extremists. but some paid a terrible price for the victory.
when he was killed in al jadadi. against isis and take revenge on them for the lives of these young martyrs. the syrian democratic forces are a little more than a rag tag army but they have captured territory from isis and the group is now america's most effective partner on the ground in syria. colonel taylor solo told us his fighters have been given a hundred tons of ammunition by the u.s.-led coalition the last six months and he said they have also asked for anti-tank missiles and machine guns. has the u.s. given you any of the weapons that you asked for? no, he told us. so far, all we have had are promises. one of the reasons the u.s. may be reluctant to give weapons to the syrian democratic forces is that they are accused of coordinating with russia and a longstanding truce with the
but they fought courageously against isis and remain america's most important partner inside syria. norah? >> great reporting from inside syria, holly williams. thank you so much. the u.s. navy this morning is reportedly failing a carrier strike group in disputed waters in southeast asia. the "uss john c. stennis" is in the south china sea. they had their smallest increase in military spending in six years. seth doane was a part of that meeting. good morning, seth. >> reporter: good morning. almost 3,000 delegates are gathering here in beijing for the annual meeting of china's nominal rubber stamp parliament. you might imagine, there is a fair share of pageantry so everything is carefully choreographed. in the opaque world of chinese politics, issues raised to the national peoples congress offer
have in store. >> chinese lawmakers will begin their annual session. >> reporter: and it gets plenty of coverage. this is the long line of journalists waiting to get into the press conference. the chinese government leaves very little up to chance ahead of this press conference. we were asked to submit question topic areas, then received this e-mail from the government which said that we should attend the press conference and raise the question about the south china sea. they added, we hope you'll stick to the question and make it precise and short. recent satellite images show military installations on china's man-made islands in disputed waters of the south china sea. despite assurances from china's president it had no intention to military ize militarize. last summer we hired a small boat to try to see those small islands firsthand. it almost looks like a city in the middle of the sea.
area as tensions have escalated. today, despite hundreds of journalists gathered, we had little doubt they would call on us. china had pledged not to militarize its islands in the south china sea, so why has china deployed surface-to-air missile batteries and why is it constructing military-grade airfields on those islands? [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: take a look at the planes and vessels coming in and out of the south china sea, they are mostly americans, this parliament spokeswoman says. the u.s. deployed our navy to the region. isn't that militarization? china is just pointing its finger right back at america. it could be so difficult to be able to ask questions at that level of government. we went to four separate meetings ahead of today's press conference just to be able to ask that question. soledad?
president obama has given us a hint of his family's plan once the next president's take office. his oldest daughter malia will head to college in the fall but young daughter sasha will be in high school and the president said this is a main factor of deciding what to do next year. >> we have to stay in d.c. a couple of years because sasha, transferring something in the middle of high school is tough. >> president obama is in rare company. the last president to stay in washington after finishing his term was woodrow wilson back in 1921. >> it would be very hard to move sasha in the midst of high school. hard for anybody. interesting to see how they navigate the waters of washington, having two presidents in the same city. >> oh, yeah. >> really interesting indeed. >> a father doing what is best for his daughter. >> indeed.
the coo of wounded warrior projects faces questions from a family that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the charity. ahead, new developments. >> i don't understand how an organization that has many veterans who value, honor, and service and the chain of command ahead, new developments in a cbs news investigation. morning right here on "cbs this morning." this morning" sponsored by bringing new life to senior living. all her aches and pains.
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he launched a new mission for answers. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "wall street journal" reports on north korea's leader ordering his military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time. this follows the united nations security council passing tough new sanctions on the north. our margaret brennan reports the united states does not believe north korea has the ability to launch its nuclear weapons. the threat comes ahead of next week week's military exercises in south korea. an opinion piece for "the new york times," vice president joe biden says it's the senate's constitutional duty to consider a supreme court nomination by president obama. in the piece biden defended his speech in 1992 where he called for waiting until after election to fill a high court vacancy. biden said the goal was to restore a consultive process
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portray her in a upcoming movie. >> reporter: the film nina opens next month. zoe saldana and the production company have been under fire since she was cast. her physical appearance was altered and it's launching a debate over casting characters of color. and i'm feeling good >> reporter: with her voice, nooen that simone struck a chord. through her activism, she expressed what some called an a aauthentic black -- completely be myself. that's is what i hope i am. >> nina simone was absolutely unapologetically black. >> reporter: now simone is getting the hollywood treatment. nina stars zoe saldana, an
not her acting ability being in question. it's her prosthetic. >> it's sacrilegious. it's painful to watch actually. >> reporter: joey wrote an article for "ebony" magazine. leaving us sick and breathless. >> zoe saldana had to put a black makeup and she had to be made up in darker tone than her natural skin color and wearing a prosthetic nose and i find it insulting. >> reporter: saldana has been battling casting critics since she landed the roll in 2012. >> i'm doing it for my sisters. i'm doing it for my brother. and i don't care who tells me i am not this and i am not that. i know who i am. >> it didn't feel like the most natural choice in terms of look. >> reporter: the film's distributor defended saldana's performance saying, creativity or quality of performance should never be judged on the basis of
>> makeup was used to darken her skin. i want to look at the character playing nina simone and feel like i'm looking at at nina simone. >> reporter: this controversy hits a delicate moment in hollywood less than a week what was described as the so-white oscars and some feel ironic an actress of chor is playing another woman of color. a makeup artist said if the makeup had just been better, maybe we won't be hearing about all of this. >> the debate is there are so many talented dark-skinned black women who don't get a lot of roles so when one iconic role comes up, i understand the debate around this. >> definitely. >> i hope the bottom line, it brings more people to learn more about nina simone. >> who was amazing. >> that voice. >> yeah, that voice. thank you, michelle. canada' recently elected prime minister justin trudeau will meet with president obama at the white house next week. the trip marks the first state
minister in nearly 20 years. lara logan spoke with trudeau in xm "60 minutes." he has started his campaign. welcoming syrian refuges. at a time when the u.s. has taken in a little over 2,000 refuges from syria, and governments are more concerned than ever about security risks. >> we were able to actually go and pick and choose and screen and bring over the people we chose and that gives us a much greater level of control and attention over who is actually going to come in. >> reporter: but are you saying there is no risk or do you acknowledge that there is still a risk? >> every time a tourist or an immigrant or a refuge shows up
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it has been more than a month since cbs news broke the story of lavish spending by the project wounded warrior project. chip reid has new developments. >> reporter: the charity's ceo steven nardizzi is yet to respond. we sat down with two major donors who are demanding accountability. >> reporter: with two sons serving in iraq, raising money
more than a cause for fred and diane caine kane, it was a calling. since 2009 the two's charity tee off for a cause raised money for the wounded warrior project through golf tournaments in carolina. they honored fred kane with an award for being a vip donor. that is a big deal. >> yes. >> reporter: you were proud of that? >> i was very proud of it. >> reporter: but learning that only half of donations came to help wounded vets came as a blow. >> then hearing there was this waste of money in donor dollars that should have been going to the service men and women that were injured and it was spent on their having a good time. it's a real disappointment. j ged outraged, kane
tournament and thought steven nardizzi should be firped ed. >> i said where is this guy? they told us he really needs to not be involved. you lead from the front, good or bad. i said, you don't hide. i don't understand how an organization that has many veterans who value, honor, and service and the chain of command can be led by a guy like that. >> reporter: cbs news be has learned kane is one of several major donors who are ending their support. should the board of directors have been keeping a closer watch? >> well, absolutely. i don't think there is any doubt. >> reporter: sources with direct knowledge of the charity's operations said the board signs off on all of the charities major spending, including expensive staff retreats. those sources also told us the board has spent donor dollars on its own meetings at five-star
wilshire hotel in los angeles. and when they question spending decisions and executive salaries their concerns were ignored. we tried to speak with each board member in person, but they declined. >> i believe that these will be a forensic audit, not just some whitewash call-in, somebody we are paying and have them kind of put a rubber stamp on it. >> reporter: are you done with wounded warrior project? >> yes, except for my new mission of trying to see change there. >> reporter: the board says it's ordered a review by independent auditors and that it would be inappropriate to answer questions until all of the facts are known. full disclosure? a cbs news corporate executive serves on that board. the board won't tell us if its review will be made public or whether the board's spending is under review as well. the board has also hired legal counsel. >> chip, thank you. i think it's incredibly important that that review be transparent and made public. >> doesn't sound like it necessarily will be, though.
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it is friday, march 4th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including trump. plus, how the front-runner flip-flopped on key issues right in the middle of last night's first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. stakes are high. the nominates of the presidency party. and from the beginning, the fight was on. >> hold on, senator! >> i'm talking! >> hold on! >> i see hillary clinton in -- >> hold on! hold on! hold on!
of the folks on the stage said they would support him if he were the nominee. >> i think it swallows the attack they are making! >> there is no truce here in northeastern syrian. the syrian democratic forces have just launched a new campaign. >> almost 3,000 delegates are gathering here in beijing. so everything is carefully choreographed. >> the charity's ceo steven nardizzi has yet to comment publicly on the charges he has seen overexcessive spending at wounded warrior project. >> the film nina opens next month. zoe saldana and the production company are under fire since she was cast. >> monday, charlie will join us from cuba from his weekend with diplo. >> i will be dancing! >> it's so good! so good. how long have you had that music? >> 25 years! the only music we have ever had! sglej is i think seth is saying we should
i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and soledad o'brien. gayle it off. donald trump spent last night's republican debate fighting off attacks and explaining his shifting opinions. trump was asked why he told one interviewer that the war in afghanistan was a mistake. then told another that he never said that. >> trump said he misspoke the first time and he gave in new reason why the u.s. needed to invade. >> in afghanistan, i do mean iraq. i think you have to stay in afghanistan the fact you're next to pakistan which has nuclear weapons and we have to protect that. nuclear weapons change the game. and i was always against going into iraq. in fact, i believe i was always against it. >> the moderators asked trump to explain other conflicting statements too. >> within one day, you reversed -- on the syrian refuges. >> you're right. let me explain. the first time the question had been put to me was early on and my campaign had just started.
by the time i went back and studied it and they were talking about bringing thousands and thousands, i changed my tune. so i'm a very, very big supporter of the second amendment. >> in 2000 you wrote in your book i generally oppose gun control but support the ban on assault weapons. >> i do not support the ban on assault. in terms of immigration and almost anything else, there always has to be some, you know, tug and pull and deal. you have to be able to have some flexibility, some negotiation. i may have discussed something like that with "the new york times" but i would never release off-the-record conversations. i don't think it's fair, frankly, to do that to anybody. >> how flexible are you on this issue? >> not very flexible. >> your campaign website, to this day, argues that more visas for highly skilled workers would, quote, decimate american workers. however, at the cnbc debate you spoke enthusiastically in favor much these visas. which is it? >> i'm changing.
we need highly skilled people in this country. >> you are abandoning the position on your website? >> i'm changing it and -- the position because we have to have talented people in this country. >> you're not releasing the discussion with "the new york times" behind closed doors? >> that is correct. >> which have some asking on your immigration policies you're really just playing to people's fantasy. >> no, i'm not. >> which a tactic you praised in your book "or the art of the deal." >> i'm not. >> after the debate trump said it was not the one he was asked about last night. before the debate, the last two gop nominees denounced this year's front-runner. mitt romney said trump is a phony and a fraud. and, in a statement, senator john mccain called trump's national security views dangerous. major garrett asked trump about those attacks. >> reporter: still different for you today to do romney and mccain coming after you suddenly? >> i never knew mccain came
with what romney did? >> he did? be very careful. >> reporter: why? >> i will -- he'll find out. >> with us is rick davis, political contributor for our digital network cbsn and campaign's political campaign we asked john dickerson the same . last night a full assault on donald trump from mitt romney and john mccain and others. at the end of the debate last night, they all said they support the nominee. if trump is the nominee, he is our guy. >> talk about letting the air out of the tire. big day and very vicious attacks. on the former nominee which almost never happens. these guys don't get involved in campaigns after they have been the nominee especially if they have lost. it was extraordinary. the debate, attack, attack, attack on trump. he was on defense all night. then the key moment where they said are you prepared to support
everyone cavaliered and said, oh, yeah, sure. what is the problem? >> you know politics. has trump wrapped this up already? >> yeah, it's wrapped up. last night, someone needed to land a knockout punch and it didn't even look like they came to box. >> chris christie has said that the real risks, if you alienate the voters and tell them your choice is just wrong, isn't that why at the ends of the night they wrap it up and say we support what the voters do? >> i think you got to start with the real risk is nominating donald trump, right? because he is the least likely person to win this election but we have seen throughout the course of all of this election voters don't care about elect ability and want to throw a brick at a glass wall in washington. i think there is something to that. and i think that is what the establishment of the republican party has to start getting used to the idea that donald trump is going to be their nominee. >> you talked about a knockout punch. in the past, if a candidate said i'm changing my position, i'm softening my position that usually would have been enough.
entire candidacy is not based on idealology or issue position. everybody on the stage was basically the establishment and people coming after donald trump and they gave him nine months to solidify his base. he has the most intense supporters in this entire election. when you look at the numbers, his people aren't going anywhere. >> does your party deserve this candidate? >> i think it's exactly what we created. when you spend years, you know, saying that the institutions that you have built, the republican party, the congress, the white house are all corrupt and even within your own party when you throw people under the bus constantly, what do you think the voters are going to get the message on? >> i want to show you this. one point that donald trump made repeatedly last night was about his elect ability and his ability to defeat hillary clinton. he claimed multiple times the polls show he would beat hillary clinton. if you take a look at real clear politics average, in fact, he is the only one on that stage who would not defeat hillary clinton if the election were held today.
he is the least likely candidate to do well and i think that is the panic that the establishment has is that we could actually drop an election that is in a very good year for republicans, a third term of barack obama is not an attractive concept. of her campaign. >> just to be clear. donald trump said that is one poll. this is the average of the polls here and donald trump fares the worst. >> yeah, but i don't think it's an issue, right? when you look at the exit polls from these primaries, it's maybe 12, 15% of the voters think elect ability is the number one issue. >> what is interesting about this it seems from john mccain and from mitt romney and other think he is qualified to be president. they seem to be saying we genuinely worry about the future of the country if donald trump is president. >> i think their concerns are legitimate. they come at this with an open they know politics didn't bean bagging and you don't get the candidate you want. this candidate particularly
administrator the nation. >> secondly, will he destroy the party? >> i think the party is in the process how to do that to themselves, right? i wonted i wouldn't blame donald trump. they let him grow. ted cruz stood next to donald trump for nine debates and never attacked him one single time. now he is complaining that, you know, he doesn't get enough time to beat him up. >> as norah said, you have nobody to blame but yourself. >> i didn't say that. no, i didn't say that. >> not me! >> no, i said is this the candidate that the party deserved? i asked the question. yeah. okay. rick davis, thank you. >> my pleasure. the boston marathon bombing claims part of a ballroom dancer's leg but three years later, she is about to run the race. >> i do think running a marathon is nearly impossible. >> of course. >> yes. >> yeah.
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it's the world's oldest annual marathon, but what happened in boston on april 15th, 2013 changed the historic event forever. three people were killed and more than 260 hurt after a pair of bombs detonated near the finish line. among the most severely wounded that day was adrian haslett davis. a professional ballroom dancer who lost part of her left leg. her three-year recovery has been painful and difficult. but resilience and determination means she can stand and dance again. next month, adrian plans to overcome when she says is her biggest challenge yet, completing the race she had never dreamed of running!
you've made running, what has ma that meant? >> gosh the world to me. >> reporter: adrian haslett davis is making good on a promise. >> and i wasn't very fast for so long. >> reporter: to complete the boston marathon. >> i can run! i'm so fast! >> reporter: you're going to run the boston marathon? >> i am! >> reporter: are you a runner? >> i am now! running for me was like torture. i would run a block and be winded and feel like i was going to die, but -- >> reporter: now you're missing part of your leg and you're running a marathon? >> yeah. >> reporter: think about that. >> yeah. it's bizarre. >> reporter: so we are here on wilson street. >> we are. we are. >> reporter: where the finish line is. >> yeah. >> reporter: and birds are chirping. >> it's a beautiful day and very similar to that day. >> reporter: she stood on this very street nearly three years ago watching runners as they crossed the finish line. adrian would not be able to walk away. can i ask you about that day. >> yes. >> reporter: on april 15th?
>> so i had taken a right on to boylston street and the finish line was behind me, and i heard a loud blast behind me, and i buried my head and put my fingers in my ears and knew -- i still, to this day, don't know how i knew, but i knew that it was a terrorist attack and knew another one was going to hit. and the next thing i knew, i was on the ground. and i thought, well, i don't have any experience in this, but there is no way you can live through something like this. >> reporter: after her lower leg was amputated, adrian began a long and difficult recovery. >> i feel like i could stay as positive as possible, but it doesn't mean that the outside world isn't going to hurt me. >> reporter: painful as it was, though, you've documented the whole thing. >> uh-huh. scary looking? >> not at all. >> i was that have gone it was as raw as it was and i captured those raw moments. ow!
honest as possible. >> there is your foot. >> oh! >> reporter: what was it like to stand on your own for the first time? >> gosh. that moment was amazing. >> so stand up for me. >> i remember standing up and just, as anyone would, you adjust your shirt at the bottom and i had both hands where you could see the emotion build up and i put my hands in front of my face and i lost it! >> reporter: adrian's difficult days, mixed with milestones. >> reporter: the professional dancer made her way back on stage, but with success came hardship. it affected your marriage? >> it did, yeah. it did. but that's -- yeah. >> reporter: adrian and her husband adam davis who was also injured during the bombings began their recovery together, but have since separated. she told us they agreed not to discuss their split publicly. how has your life changed?
i look at life so much differently now. i'm more patient with people. i didn't think i was impatient before, but i'm nor patient with people. >> reporter: are you still angry? >> yeah. yeah, i am. i will always hold that. i learned that running really helps out with that. in a good way. but i believe in feeling every single bit of that and not burying it, so that you can really enjoy the good days. >> reporter: i like that you said, my life is not going to be defined by what has happened to me. >> yeah. yeah. and i want my life to be defined by how i live it. i'm not just an amputee. i'm not just a marathon survivor. you know? none of us are. and i think it's important to always remember how far you've come as well, because i have days where i think i haven't come that far at all, which sounds crazy to say, but you get in these mindsets and it's important to see, you know? to see how far you've come.
and remember hundred will mark a personal goal but she is doing it to support the efforts of limbs for life, an organization that provides life changing prosthetics for amputees in need and you can find more about that at cbsthismorning.cbsnews.com have adrian have. in three years what she has been through and try to find something positive out of that experience and to run a marathon, for those of us that have both of our legs, it's very hard to do and she is doing it with a prosthetic. >> i love what she said, one, she has learned patience, number one. and, two, she is not going to let anything like that define who she is. >> she is remarkable and great story. >> we are rooting for you, adrian! >> absolutely.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, brandi chastain's ever-lasting goal. the soccer icon talks to ben tracy about her pledge to science and we look how she could help close the gender gap when it comes to custom research. >> ceo of uber travis kalanick opens up. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. business insider says the u.s. government agency is
battery technology. the in this would apparently leapfrog research pushed by bill gates and e lon ilan elon musk. they will make remake america's power grid within a decade. >> seattle times. listening to sounds 7 miles below the pacific ocean in a trench near guam. scientists thought it would be quiet but this is what they heard. the sound is believed to be the call of a whale or dolphins. passing ships and earthquakes were also heard by researchers. the reorganized might be the first-ever captured at such deep levels. isn't that great? >> yeah. the hollywood reporter is showing the first trailer for the upcoming "ghostbusters" reboot. >> it's okay.
>> my name is sarah gilbert, department of physics. oh! it went everywhere, by the way, in every crack. >> critics say its look like the movie will bring back the fun of the 1984 original. all of the new "ghostbusters" are women! sony is planning a release this summer. and we will be going to watch that movie. >> definitely. "fortune" reports on boeing's effort to make the bathroom the cleanest spot on the plane! the company created a self-cleaning laboratory. the light turns on when the bathroom door is closed and no word when it will be installed on planes. >> that's good those in the mile high club. >> what do you know about the mile high club? >> i don't know. i just heard about it. just sayin'. new york "daily news"
up with an obgyn to create a playlist for women in labor. pearl jam is new wum "just one of them. retired soccer great brandi chastain introduces a new and surprising contribution to the world of sports medicine. after she dies, the three-time olympian pledges to donate her brain for concussion research. ben tracy talked with chase taken how, once again, she could be a role model for women and soccer. >> reporter: no one will ever forget brandi chastain's game winning penalty kick at the 1999 women's sports final and her sports bra celebration seen across the world put but that is
>> i am compelled to do more if i can. >> reporter: retire from soccer and a coach at santa clara university, chase obtain has decided to donate her brain to science. in her decades long professional career, chastain was known for heading the ball on key plays. she she believes she suffered at least two concussions but has no lasting symptoms. scientists say examining former athletes' brains such as chase taken's could represent researchers diagnose and treat chronic traumatic snelve encephalopathy or cte. chastain hopes the research leads to stricter guidelines for kids, including raising the age that kids can head the ball from 11 to 14. and greater insight into how concussions affect women. >> i think everybody is talking about concussions, and, yet, we were only talking it in the
>> reporter: the sports concussion institute says soccer is the number one cause of sports. of the 307 brains that boston examined, only 7 were from women. >> we don't really understand the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma on the female brain. >> reporter: after reng the pinnacle of the soccer world. >> goal! >> reporter: her goals on now focused on the medical field. >> he file like my contribution to skork so -- >> i feel like my contribution to be more and this is one way for me to do that. >> ben tracy, santa clara, for cbs news. >> really great. uber is one of the world's most disruptive companies. the ride sharing service, this month, celebrates its seventh anniversary. that's right, seven years. since 2009, its growth has
160,000 drivers in nearly 400 cities and the company is valid upwards of 60 billion dollars. cofound erm travis kalanick is now focused on the road ahead. we had a wide ranging conversation and explored what drives his ingenuity. you have developed this, at least profile of a young man -- >> well, look. you know, i -- >> with all of the roughed up elbows? >> i think if -- how should i put it? we look at all of the cities and the hundreds of millions or billions of people that live in cities around the world and we know that the transportation system there are just not serving everybody's needs. i mean, even here in new york with a great mass transit system, there is still 2.5 million cars going over those bridges every day. and so we just believe we can help the city do better. i guess most -- most successful entrepreneurs are not waiting --
to come --? >> they are not waiting for success and not waiting for progress. we are generally a little bit forward leaning when it comes to trying to make progress happen. >> reporter: well, you've become, i think, in love with the idea that you have been part of, you know? and you can't wait to push the edges of what that is. >> well, i think what it is is like, for me, it's about problem solving, and loving to solve problems. and so if you are passionate about solving problems, and sometimes i just like to describe this as, like, imagine a really great math professor with no problems to solve. >> yeah. >> right? a great math professor is somebody who wants the hardest problems and wants the problems and loves solving them. that is how i feel about my work. it's not a man in a hurry, but it's about interesting problems in the world and how you lean into them and solve things that
even possible to solve and that is fun. >> boy. seven years and 65 billion dollar company and changing transportation and changing around the world. he's the second biggest company >> wow. they say sometimes the most is in china. >> with all kinds of possibility. he is a hard driving guy. more with travis tonight, as well as brian chessby of air bnb tonight on pbs on my program. the death of a young mother.
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meant everything to her. became the focus and the center of her life. >> shea is just like her mamma. she loves jewelry. >> reporter: when their daughter was nine months old, rhonda decided to return to her other passion, modeling and she needed to lose some weight. >> she comes up with the idea, let's hike the 25 most famous trails in oregon. so that was our goal. >> reporter: as rhonda and stephen made their way up this eagle creek trail, they had some challenges. it was about 40 degrees and the weather was spotty. there were showers from time to time. and the trail was damp. >> had it been raining at the beginning, i wouldn't have gone up. >> reporter: by the time stephen nichols and ron honda casto headed back down this path, the weather had turned. suddenly, disaster struck qh nichols says ron la slipped off the trail.
casto said she fell off a cliff last night. >> it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: but rhonda's best friend recalls an ominous conversation about that hike. >> i knew there was a hike planned. >> reporter: what did satisfy say to you? >> she said he is either going to propose to me or kill me. >> reporter: nichols was questioned but with little physical evidence collected by detectives at the scene and no eyewitnesses, no charges were filed. rhonda's mother julia simmons kept pressing investigators for answers, convinced that stephen nichols had pushed her daughter off that trail. >> i kept calling him and asking why nothing was happening. >> reporter: nichols moved on with his life, moving all the way to china for work and to raise his daughter. there was even romance. >> i'm very much in love with my chinese fiancee. >> reporter: five long years passed until a grand jury was called to review all of the circumstantial evidence. their decision?
nichols had no idea when he nichols had no idea when he stepped off a plane in february 2015 he would be arrested and charged with the murder of rhonda casto. >> peter van sant is with us this morning. good morning. what led to the arrest all of those years later? >> evidence wise, absolutely nothing. but in early 2014, a best-selling true crime author steven jackson sends an e-mail to the prosecutor saying i'm going to write a book about this case and justice doesn't seem to have been served. the next day the prosecutor writes him back and says it's time to put this before the people and a grand jury is called. >> is there any evidence that he pushed her? >> no. there is no physical evidence or no eyewitnesses that day and i've been at that very spot, it was rainy, slippery. according to stephen nichols, rhonda was skipping down the path when she slipped and fell. in that area, they lose about four people a year to falls.
>> peter, let me just say congratulations. last week's show was the highest rated of the season for "48 hours"? >> yes, it was terrific. we are very happy. >> you can watch "trail of tears" part of a special "48 hours" tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00 central on cbs. next, the best time of the week. we are going to look at all that mattered this week. oh, the kiss revisited! >> oh, my god. >> you're watching "cbs this
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